President Trump is not prepared to concede the presidential race to Joe Biden, despite being told by his counselors that it’d be the right thing to do, according to a report Friday.
Other advisers have urged the president to continue his fight for votes, a senior aide told Fox News.
Trump is said to be “simply skeptical,” though he “may ultimately concede,” the aide said.
“He’s just not there yet,” the aide said.
They added, “He warned about this for months. The media didn’t take it seriously, and now, here we are with the scenario.”
Asked about reports that Trump may not concede the race — after results early Friday showed Biden edging out the incumbent in Pennsylvania and Georgia — Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates told Bloomberg News, “As we said on July 19th, the American people will decide this election. And the United States government is perfectly capable of escorting trespassers out of the White House.”
Trump has been waging legal battles over the counts in a number of swing states, and a source told Fox News he’ll likely ask for a recount in Pennsylvania — a must-win state for him to secure a second term, as well as in Georgia and Arizona if he falls to Biden.
The Trump campaign asked for a recount in Wisconsin on Wednesday, shortly after the race was called for Biden.
On Friday, Trump campaign general counsel Matt Morgan promised, “This election is not over.”
If Trump loses this election, there’s nothing stopping the 74-year-old from running again in 2024.
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